The Spitfire Series
Chocks Away, with Pilot Matt Jones
In the final episode of the Spitfire Series, our host John Hudson - once again - sits down with Matt Jones, lead pilot of the “Silver Spitfire - The Longest Flight” expedition. Ahead of take-off, the pilot is back to give us some more insight into the potential challenges that he will face flying the spitfire around the world - from well-known destinations to countries it has never flown in before. In addition, Matt reveals the inspiration and driving force behind "The Longest Flight" and reflects on how it all began.
Restoring a Spitfire, with Martin Overall
On this week's episode, our host John Hudson speaks with Martin Overall, Chief Engineer at the Aircraft Restoration Company, who has been working on preparing the Silver Spitfire for the Longest Flight. They discuss the importance of restoring these iconic machines, the intricacies and details that are vital to a successful restoration and the challenges and hurdles they overcame to bring the Silver Spitfire back to life.
Craft and Design, with David Seyffer
On this week's episode, our host John Hudson speaks with IWC Schaffhausen's resident historian, David Seyffer. They discuss the history of the Spitfire and IWC's Pilot Watches, and the intricate craft and design that goes into creating both iconic works.
Sounds of the Spitfire, with Gerry Jones and Tim Granshaw
As the Silver Spitfire continues on its epic round-the-world journey, our host John Hudson takes a look under the hood with Chief Engineer Gerry Jones and Boultbee Head of Operations Tim Granshaw. They talk about how the iconic sound of a Spitfire is created and how the crew prepared for the engineering challenges during the Longest Flight.